We are trying to teach him how to clean his teeth, he just sort of sucks the tooth brush. Do you have any tips?
We have a singing toothbrush, multiple colours, kids tooth pastes. etc


Posted by Naomi B, 28th September 2015


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  • We started off when our kids were little babies with those rubber toothbrushes which go around your finger. Then I would brush my own teeth in front of them, then I would brush their teeth, then they could brush my teeth and then have a go on their own. We always do little songs to make it fun and I’ve some books about brushing teeth for when they’re a little older and eager to skip or do half a job.



  • You have to do it for him for a while – and make sure you clean your teeth properly in front of him.



  • Ooo. Good question. I don’t have an answer, but following for advice myself.



  • just get him to mimic you and demonstrate in a fun way. he will get used to it



  • Thank you for your reply! Heres hoping we have the same luck. Good job mumma. X



  • We stared teeth cleaning around 18 month ,we played big grin with toothbrush ,show & do these tastes together ,now our lad the best pearly white ,even the Dentist commented how good his teeth are


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